In honor of National S’mores Day that falls on Sunday, Aug. 10, Utah Lake State Park is hosting their first annual S’mores Party at the Lake this Saturday, Aug. 9. The celebration will last from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and admission is free. The event is sure to unite family and friends for a fun evening of sharing delicious s’mores by the campfire.
“Everybody likes s’mores,” said Eugene Swalberg, public affairs coordinator for Utah State Parks, and developer of the event. “Kids like s’mores, adults like s’mores. It seemed like a fun, free, family-friendly event.”
Attendees should feel free to bring their favorite s’more recipes and marshmallow roasting secrets. All chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers will be provided by Macey’s grocery store.
The night will include a host of other activities such as a paddle board competition and a photo scavenger hunt sponsored by the Utah Lake Commission. Provo City EMS fire trucks and several food trucks will also be present.
When asked what inspired the event, staff members were quick to point to the night as a means of bringing Provo residents together.
“We hope this event will instill a real sense of community,” said Braxton Nelson, a park ranger aide and volunteer fireman with Utah Lake State Park.
Swalberg further emphasized that the event brings not only Provo citizens together, but local businesses as well. The support of Macey’s, Provo City EMS and food trucks demonstrates the city’s desire to work together to improve the quality of life for all.
If the night is well-received, Swalberg hopes to bring the annual festivities to other parks throughout the state.
S’mores Party at the Lake is one of many events the community has started up in recent years to celebrate Provo’s local culture, commerce and people. From the Rooftop Concert Series to Food Truck Roundup, Provo provides residents with opportunities to come together and celebrate local flavor.
“It’s all about creating memories,” Swalberg said.